Welcome to Year Four - St John Bosco
Class Teachers - Mrs Davies and Mrs Mountford
Spring 1 - The Spectacular Anglo-Saxons
This Spring we are looking at the Anglo-Saxons. There is a great deal to explore along with some exciting books linked to our topic that we will dive into. Michael Morpurgo and Rodger Mcgough will be our author focus this term, we will be getting creative with poetry and then looking at one of the most famous epic poems of all time - Beowulf! In geography we will see links to migration, at the Anglo-Saxons migrated to England!
In Year Four, we work as the hands of Christ to support one another and grow throughout all of our learning. We are very excited for an incredible year ahead of us, where Christ is at our Center.
Please visit our class page regularly as we will update you here with information you need to know. To pray with your child at home, please click the link below.
Homework is set, using our online portals, every Monday. This should be 'virtually' handed in before the following Monday morning when the learning will be closed. We use Purple Mash, TT Rockstars and spag.com to provide learning that supports essential knowledge for Key Stage 2 and links to consolidation of classroom learning. All children in Year 4 are familiar with these sites and have logins for these- If your child needs a log in reminder, please contact me through Class Dojo.
Your child will take part in PE lessons each week. The children will be completing PE lessons outside, so they will need an outdoor kit (black/navy tracksuit bottoms and hoodie/jacket). Please be aware that girls will not be allowed to wear their tights for PE and will need a pair of socks to change into. Earrings must be removed for PE.
Children must wear the correct PE kit and earrings must be removed for PE. If your child is unable to take them out themselves, please ensure they are removed in the morning before school.
PE Days: Monday and Thursday
Children are expected to read at home each day with an adult. Please message me when you child has read on Class Dojo. If there are any issues with this, please speak to one of the staff members from Year 4 via Class Dojo.
Stoke-on-Trent Libraries are inviting children and families to access the online library catalogue. Anyone can join – there are wonderful resources available for both children and adults. Just follow the link, register and read free e-books online, click and collect and if vulnerable these can be dropped off. It’s completely free to join the library and new members will be able to access a huge range of resources online straight away. Registering online will provide new members with a WEB registration number - in time these WEB numbers can be swapped for a physical library card but at the moment WEB registration numbers can be used in the same way as a regular library card number.
Alternatively, the library also has a great selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks available to download direct from their website: https://librariesonline.stoke.gov.uk/iguana/www.main.cls?surl=LibraryExtra
Pupils can access Accelerated Reader, to quiz on their books, from home by clicking the link below:
Additionally, the following link will take pupils to an online library of which around 850 books are also part of the Accelerated Reader quizzing portfolio.
Extended schools have been a valuable catch-up provision after school for our Year 4 children. This is providing essential knowledge and skills, from the Year 3 curriculum. We hope to continue this fantastic provision when we have all children back in school.
Multiplication Check Parent Workshop
This Year the Children will take part in the Multiplication Check. Please watch this video to find out more about the check and how to support your child.
Autumn Term 2020 - Groovy Greeks
See what we got up to below...
Autumn - Year 4 'Awake, Awake' Christmas Service!
In the Autumn Term we created this service as a way for preparation and thanksgiving to God during the second week of Advent.